Systems Engineer Group Leader (Home Office)

Schaefer Systems International

Charlotte, NC


About this vacancy


We are currently recruiting a Systems Engineer Group Leader for Schaefer Systems International based out of Charlotte, NC or home office. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual with strong analytical skills and leadership experience in the material handling industry.

Job description

The Systems Engineer Group Leader is a leadership function requiring knowledge in a broad range of distribution processes, the mathematical theories that drive those processes and the technology concepts that can be applied to those processes. The Systems Engineer Group Leader heads a team of applications engineers in support of the Automated Systems Division.


  • Provide leadership and direction to a group of applications engineers in relation to system design
  • Be responsible for applications engineer training within their group
  • Work with customers to develop an understanding of their business and operational needs
  • Develop system conceptual solutions appropriate for a customer's business and operational needs
  • Analyze/guide analysis of customer data to determine system requirements in terms of storage needs, throughput volume, item velocity zoning, etc.
  • Develop material flow diagrams and process flow charts
  • Select technologies and develop a cost effective, wholly integrated solution
  • Develop or oversee the development of system drawings (CAD)
  • Review overall system designs of others, owning the overall system architecture
  • Compile costing for the equipment and services proposed
  • Develop proposal documents describing system requirements, the proposed solution with scope of work, schedule, pricing, benefit analysis, return-on-investment, etc.
  • Present the solution to the customer (upper management and operations personnel)
  • Prepare requirements for simulation during project execution
  • Ensure that data sets and test cases used in project execution are representative and consistent with system design intent
  • Act as a consultant to the project engineering/execution team
  • Ensure that the system design processes and flows created in the sales phase are carried forward into project execution


Schaefer Systems International provides storage, materials handling, logistics and waste technology solutions to businesses throughout North America. We design and manufacture state-of-the-art intralogistic storage and picking solutions for all types of industries as well as plastic containers, pallets, and waste and recycling carts. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Schaefer Systems International is part of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, a global leader in logistics and materials handling founded in 1937 with offices and plants in over 50 different countries. For more information, visit


  • Excellent Base Salary and Bonus
  • Health / Dental / Life / Disability  Insurance
  • 401k with match
  • PTO and holidays


Candidate profile

  • Must have strong analytical (problem solving) capability; bachelor's degree in engineering or related discipline preferred
  • Must possess strong business acumen, with the ability tie customer's operational needs to the impacts of a conceptual solution
  • Must have excellent interpersonal relations skills and must act in a highly professional manner
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to our customers and to translate their needs effectively through project meetings and written communication
  • Must be able and willing to teach and guide others within their group
  • Must be able and willing to travel to support customer visits (generally 2 to 3 trips per month for 1 or 2 nights per trip)
  • Must be able to obtain a passport for international travel
  • Must be able to travel internationally for 1 to 2 week periods, mostly in Europe
  • Must be responsible and efficient in their use of time and support resources
  • Must have strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Word and Excel and should have proficiency in PowerPoint, Project and MS Access (including the ability to develop database queries)
  • Must have a knowledge of material handling and material handling technologies, process management & improvement and system analysis
  • Must have experience and proficiency in AutoCad or CAD related software
  • Must have 3-5 years of applicable experience

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Katharina Pottebaum

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